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This wiki aims to document the multitude of formats found throughout The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in one place. At this point in time, we intend to transfer and expand upon the information from a wiki written mainly by Gamma/Sage of Mirrors on a repo of WindEditor written by LordNed to this wiki.

JSYSTEM File Formats

Lots of file formats used in Wind Waker come from Nintendo's in-house JSYSTEM toolset. See that page for more file formats if they are not in here.

File Formats specific to Wind Waker


Extension Description
TBL  ?


Maps are analogous to scenes in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. They contain rooms and resources that are independent of rooms, such as door models, the event_list.dat file, and the skybox.

Extension Description
event_list.dat Scene events
DZB Collision mesh
DZR Room object layout
DZS Scene object layout


Extension Description
DDS Pictobox image

Named Files

These files have generic extensions, so they are referred to by name here.

Name Description
ActorDat.bin Enemy item drop settings
item_table.bin Grass/pot item drop settings
cmapdat.bin Sea chart data
FmapDat.bin  ?
Menu1.dat Debug map select layout


Name Description
Item ID Table Key for matching IDs to actual items
List of Chunk Types Listing of chunk types that can be found in DZR and DZS files